Eliot Greenwald - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction Hong Kong Sunday, June 6, 2021 | Phillips
  • Eliot Greenwald is a self-taught visual artist from Portland, Maine.


    Night Car (Tall Tree) is part of his Night Car series, where each work depicts a car in the dark of the night, its headlights beaming and illuminating its travels through strange, uncanny sceneries. Vibrant but simply composed, each piece depicts tall, vacant forests, illuminated by the glow of twin planets. Intentionally portrayed from a third person angle of perception, the disproportionately tall trees and daunting silhouettes lend an eerie mystery and yet a sense of familiarity as it brings to mind the scenes of a night drive. Drawing the viewer into a twisted and warped universe, the exaggerated illogicality of his Night Car scenes reflect Greenwald’s fascination with the absurdity and distortions of the human mind.


    Greenwald’s work has been featured in various publications including Artmaze Mag, ARTnews, Hyperallergic, and Juxtapoz, and some of his exhibitions include most recently  “Night Car” at Hesse Flatow (New York, 2020), as well as “PAREIDOLIA”, at Emmanuel Barbault Gallery (New York, 2020) and Year Zero at Cunsthaus/Tempus Projects (Tampa, 2018)


    Eliot Greenwald

    The artist in his studio

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner


Night Car (Tall Tree)

signed, titled and dated '"NIGHT CAR (TALL TREE)" 2020 ELIOT GREENWALD ELIOT GREENWALD' on the overlap
acrylic on canvas
137 x 76.2 cm. (53 7/8 x 30 in.)
Painted in 2020.

Full Cataloguing

HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$504,000

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Danielle So
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 7 June 2021